Smruti S. Pattanaik

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  • Smruti S. Pattanaik is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    India-China Geo-Economic Contest for Influence in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives’

    September 09, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s chapter ‘The India-China Geo-Economic Contest for Influence in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives’ has been published in Bhumitra Chakma & Xiudian Dai edited ‘The Belt and Road Initiative and the Politics of Connectivity: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century’, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

    Taking the Next Step

    September 09, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Taking the next step: Moving ahead with India-Bangladesh defense cooperation’ has been published in Dhaka Tribune on 09 September 2022.

    As close neighbours and partners, defense cooperation in the context of larger security cooperation will only give a boost to the excellent bilateral relations that India and Bangladesh share, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Sri Lanka Crisis: Why is Saarc Missing in Action?

    July 24, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article, ‘Sri Lanka Crisis: Why is Saarc Missing in Action?’ has been published in ‘The Daily Star’ on 24 July 2022.

    If Saarc as an organisation and its food bank cannot extend help to Sri Lanka, which is a member state, it will only illustrate that the regional spirit is dead – a body without a soul, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Sri Lankan Economic Crisis and Rise of Left Politics: Implications for India

    Though the Janatha aragalaya (people’s struggle) against the Rajapaksas was spontaneous, the role of the Left organisations in galvanising this into a movement that ousted the Rajapaksa family is an important landmark in Left politics.

    July 21, 2022

    India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ Policy: The Primacy of Geoeconomics

    July 15, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article “India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy: the primacy of geoeconomics” has been published online in the Roundtable Journal 111(3), on 15 July 2022.

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    Is It Sri Lanka’s ‘Arab Spring’ Moment?

    July 12, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article, ‘Is It Sri Lanka’s ‘Arab Spring’ Moment?’ has been published in Bangladesh daily ‘The Daily Star’ on 12 July 2022.

    South Asia has seen many instances of popular uprising against authoritarian and unpopular regimes; however, the Sri Lankan situation remains unparalleled in recent history as it was the economic crisis that underpinned what many describe as the Bastille moment, or its "Arab Spring," that jostled a political awakening, says Dr Pattanaik.

    आज दुनिया के लिए सबक है श्रीलंका

    July 10, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s opinion piece ‘आज दुनिया के लिए सबक है श्रीलंका’ has been published in Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ on 10 July 2022.
    Dr Pattanaik analyses the Sri Lanka crisis in the article.

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    Geopolitics of Bangladesh’s Liberation

    July 01, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S Pattanaik’s article ‘Geopolitics of Bangladesh's liberation’ is published in the Journal of International Relations (Dhaka University), Special Issue on Bangladesh and the World, Achievements and Future, Vol 15, No 1&2, 2022.

    The article explores Bangladesh’s journey especially in the context of the geopolitics of the 1971 Liberation War and its progress as a nation-state

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    The Liberation War of 1971 and India

    India’s role in the liberation war is often seen through the geopolitical prism. Its response to developments in East Pakistan was complex and evolved over a period of time. Before taking recourse to military action, India exhausted its diplomatic initiatives to draw the attention of the international community to the refugee crisis which arose due to the Pakistan Army-perpetuated genocide – a term first used by India in the Parliament Resolution of 31 March.

    November 2021

    श्रीलंका में आम लोगों के साथ खड़ा भारत

    May 12, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s Article ‘श्रीलंका में आम लोगों के साथ खड़ा भारत’ has been published in Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ on 12 May 2022.

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